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Pumpkin Muffins Your Family Will Love!

Pumpkin Muffins Your Family Will Love!

Pumpkin muffins are definitely a fall favorite in our house but there is no reason you can’t enjoy them all year long. These Pumpkin Muffins are super moist and so easy to make even I can do it!  I was feeling a little festive when I was making them so I decided to top them with coarse sugar for a festive touch. You can take that festive touch just a little bit further by using a holiday stencil and powdered sugar. But they are just...

Mrs. R’s Famous Beer Cheese Soup

Mrs. R's Famous Beer Cheese Soup

As soon as the weather turns cooler my boys come out of the wood work in hopes that I’ll have a pot of my Famous Beer Cheese Soup on the stove. You see, we are big fans of having a bonfire on the weekends. If the family doesn’t have a bowl of this Beer Cheese Soup in their laps while sitting by the fire they look sad. You know the puppy dog eyes and pouty faces kinda sad. I find it quite...

Butternut Squash with Apples & Spicy Italian Sausage

Butternut Squash With Apples & Spicy Italian Sausage

There was a time when Mr. R would not touch Butternut Squash … until this recipe came into his life! He now asks me every Fall to please put this recipe in our dinner rotation! There are many stuffed squash recipes but they are usually more on the sweet side than the savory but not this one. The combination of spicy sausage, meaty Portobello mushrooms, sweet apples and crunchy walnuts give this recipe a flavor profile like no other! I’m sure...

Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini (Mushroom Risotto)

Risotto Ai Funghi Porcini Mushroom Risotto

This mushroom risotto is an authentic Milanese recipe with the exception of the use of Carnaroli rice. I substituted the Carnaroli with Arborio because the cost of Carnaroli can be a bit pricey. However, Arborio rice still delivers the coveted rich, creamy texture that is indicative of an authentic risotto beautifully without the expense of Carnaroli . Please promise me you will not be tempted to substitute other forms of rice because they will not deliver that creamy texture you’re looking...

Strip Steak & Root Veggie Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing

This salad is so pretty to look at with its beautiful hues! It’s just perfect for a Fall meal when the greens are their most tasty. The addition of homemade gorgonzola dressing brings together the beautiful flavors of the strip steak and roasted veggies and is sure to please everyone at the table. There are several steps involved in pulling this all together, but the end result is definitely worth the extra effort! This post contains affiliate links to products...

My Favorite Roasted Root Vegetables for Fall

My Favorite Roasted Root Vegetables For Fall

If you haven’t tried purple potatoes, you are in for a real treat. Purple potatoes are packed with powerful disease fighting antioxidants and have a higher fiber content than their white counterparts. Not to mention, the lovely purple hue gives a beautiful visual presentation to any dish. For these roasted root vegetables, I combined purple potatoes and golden beets for a truly regal effect. A few things should be noted, purple potatoes should never be used for mashing, the purple hue...

13 Things To Do Now For An Epic Thanksgiving Dinner

13 Things To Do Now For An Epic Thanksgiving Dinner

It’s time for the Thanksgiving Day countdown. We have just 2 weeks to complete our Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist. However, I just want to make sure you start here before moving forward. Trust me on this it will make you a more relaxed hostess and your guests will be delighted to see how you effortlessly pulled off such a soiree. If you didn’t download your Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist make sure you do it now. It will make your planning so much easier!...

10 Easy Steps to Stop the Thanksgiving Frenzy Right Now!

10 Easy Steps To Stop The Thanksgiving Frenzy Right Now

It’s officially Fall and this is when I usually start my Thanksgiving Dinner planning. I know it may seem a little early but when you plan on hosting a large crowd for dinner it does take a little strategy beforehand. If for nothing else, but to save your sanity! There were years I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for 60 people plus a few additional people I came across who had nowhere else to go. I don’t think anyone should be by themselves on...

French Inspired Pear & Brie Pastry

French Inspired Pear & Brie Pastry

When I was in France many moons ago I had the pleasure of feasting on some of the most blissful foods. However, if I had to pick my favorite it would be the pastries. I hardly ever eat sweets but there was something about the buttery pastry crust, the sweet/tart flavor of the fruits paired with a creamy, savory cheese that sent me to Heaven. Alas, I returned to the States sans pastry and sans baking skills (sigh) … Until...

Apple and Cinnamon Tartlettes

Apple and Cinnamon Tartlettes

Fall is on the horizon and that means apple season is upon us! Here is a super easy dessert that you can make all season long. These Apple Cinnamon Tartlettes are delicious warm out of the oven topped with French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Whipped Maple Cream . They also make an excellent addition to a Fall Potluck! I’m sure they will be a hit with young and old alike. This post contains affiliate links to products I recommend and...